The Pantry breathes vintage and looks and feels it from 20 metres away. That is a good thing if you are wondering. It takes you back to an era when family members of all ages got together in the kitchen to prepare and share a meal. It’s exciting, because you can hear all the stories from relatives near or far, and laugh over a delicious meal and tasty coffee. This is the vibe of the Pantry on Egmont.
The Pantry is not at all far from where we live, it’s like having a pantry in your kitchen and entering the magic world behind the closet door. Every time we stop by the room seems to be full, with a few people waiting outside. The shopfront is glass with several tables outside and a compact layout of vinyl tables and chairs. It all transports you back to the sixties. Even the menus have retro pieces of magazine articles and stories on the back.
The atmosphere is not the only thing that drives people to the Pantry. As a proper pantry it is full of tasty homemade food. So if you are looking for some good quality eggs in a bagel, on sourdough with mushrooms, veggies and bacon, this is your place. Their specials are always a great experiment and worth trying. Besides the eggs, my all time favourite is the French toast. It’s smooth full of cinnamon with seasonal fruit and house made cinnamon cream cheese.
The coffee is always strong and good, it’s single origin and ethical too. To accompany the good coffee you have your pick of the homemade cakes in the fridge. The apple strudel is as scrumptious as the one my grandma used to do with apples from our garden. If you are not into coffee try their seasonal smoothies and freshly squeezed juices. The combinations are incredibly refreshing.
Even if you have to wait for your table, please do, the experience is worth it.